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Above the Bar Legal Recruiting
5.0
Based on 11 reviews
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William Lok
William Lok
20:47 13 Oct 20
Taylor at Above the Bar is truly amazing! She takes the time to figure out what you are looking for in a new position... and is extremely responsive when it comes to simple questions and following up on applications. She kept me updated on every step of the application process with numerous firms – this is something a lot of recruiters lack in. Unlike a lot of firms that take a "shotgun" approach, Taylor and her team have personal relationships with the firms that they recruit for. This makes a huge difference when firms are trying to differentiate between dozens, if not hundreds, of applications. Highly recommend Taylor and her team!read more
Francesco Di Cosmo
Francesco Di Cosmo
20:21 13 Nov 19
I went to law school with Cam and know he’s super focused on being as helpful as possible for his clients.
Roger V
Roger V
05:26 12 Nov 19
Very professional!
Ellis Raskin
Ellis Raskin
22:24 06 Nov 19
It has been an honor to work with Taylor Friedlander at Above the Bar. I am particularly impressed by her diligence,... professionalism, and attention to detail. I am proud to give Above the Bar my highest recommendation.read more
jennifer Hill
jennifer Hill
19:48 22 Oct 19
Matthew and is team are amazing. I have referred him many of my law firm clients looking for attorneys throughout the... years and he has helped them to fill, hard to fill positions. He and his team are quick, professional and courteous. I would highly recommend them.read more
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Here are some thoughts from former candidates.

- Chris Orozco-Wallraff

I strongly believe that Taylor is well positioned to guide the next generation of lawyers along their career paths.

- UCLA Academic Los Angeles

Taylor is very smart, funny, personable, and overall a great representative. I was always impressed at Taylor's responsiveness

- Labor Relations Attorney (in-House) Los Angeles

I love the revised resume!!! Thank you! You are the best! I’m so happy we are working together!

- Insurance Coverage Associate Los Angeles

I don’t think I would have been nearly so focused or prepared without your help and encouragement.

- Insurance Coverage Associate Los Angeles

It has been an honor to work with Taylor Friedlander at Above the Bar. I am particularly impressed by her diligence, professionalism, and attention to detail. I am proud to give Above the Bar my highest recommendation.

- Land Use Associate San Francisco

It has been an honor to work with Taylor Friedlander at Above the Bar. I am particularly impressed by her diligence, professionalism, and attention to detail. I am proud to give Above the Bar my highest recommendation.

- Real Estate Associate San Francisco

Thank you so much for all the positions you brought to my attention and applied for on my behalf. You are a great recruiter who takes our wants into account, and very responsive and easy to work with to boot, and I’ll definitely recommend you to any of my friends and colleagues looking to make career moves in the future.

- Public Agency Attorney Los Angeles

I felt more comfortable working with Matthew than any other recruiter in the past. He was great at listening to what I was looking for and trying to find a realistic and favorable fit. Great guy.

- Associate Los Angeles

I’ve worked with Matthew Pond in pursuing counsel opportunities in California. Matthew was very helpful at every stage of my legal search. He was extremely knowledgeable about the California legal market and had great insight into many of the law firms who were seeking candidates. As a result, I was able to screen through many prospective law firms in a timely manner. I greatly appreciated his persistence in making inquiries to firms on my behalf. His interview preparation tips were essential and a key reason for my success in obtaining call-backs and an offer from the law firm I was most interested in. With his assistance, I ended up receiving an offer from a prestigious emerging companies practice in Silicon Valley. Without a doubt, I could not have landed this opportunity without Matthew’s assistance. Matthew has successfully placed a few of my ex-colleagues and ex-law school classmates that I have referred to him. I would highly recommend his services to any prospective candidate.

- Former Associate Silicon Valley

Working with Matthew and Above the Bar Legal Recruiting was an amazing experience. It took no time at all for him to help me find an amazing new position. I have been at the job Matthew helped me find for 6 months now and it is a perfect fit for me. Matthew is extremely communicative and detail oriented and prepared me for every step of the process. I would highly recommend anyone to work with him and Above the Bar Legal Recruiting.

- Associate Riverside

After I took a long sabbatical to recharge and relocate my family, Matthew was tremendously valuable in transitioning my career from Southern California to Northern California. After several discussions with Matthew, he knew exactly what type of job I was looking for, and he found (and secured an interview for) the perfect position in terms of experience, interest, and personal values. While I had a competing offer from another top notch firm in the Bay Area, at the end of the day, I trusted Matthew's guidance and made the right choice and cannot be happier. Highly recommended.

- Senior Associate San Francisco

Working with Matthew was a wonderful experience. I greatly appreciated his attention to detail throughout the process, not just in his review of and revisions to my cover letter and resume, but in his help with preparing me for interviews. On top of all the truly valuable substantive assistance, Matthew followed up in ways that put him above and beyond any other recruiters, including checking in during and after each step of the process and congratulating me after my first day at the new job. With the time and care that Matthew puts in, it feels as if you are his only (or most important!) client. Associate Los Angeles

- Associate Los Angeles

“Matthew helped me focus my search and identified a number of great opportunities that matched my skill-set and interests. With Matthew’s help, I had interviews lined up within weeks, and an offer from a great firm in less than two months. It was a pleasure working with Matthew, and I definitely felt I could count on him for honest advice and accurate information about the firms to which I applied.”

- Litigation Associate Silicon Valley

Matthew was very helpful at every stage of my legal search. He was extremely knowledgeable about the California legal market and had great insight into many of the law firms who were seeking candidates. As a result, I was able to screen through many prospective law firms in a timely manner. I greatly appreciated his persistence in making inquiries to firms on my behalf. His interview preparation tips were essential and a key reason for my success in obtaining call-backs and an offer from the law firm I was most interested in. With his assistance, I ended up receiving an offer from a prestigious emerging companies practice in Silicon Valley. Without a doubt, I could not have landed this opportunity without Matthew’s assistance. I have recommended his services to several of my ex-colleagues and ex-law school classmates. I could not imagine using another recruiter to assist me with such an important search. I would highly recommend his services to any prospective candidate.

- Corporate Associate Silicon Valley